Manchester United fans need some good news and it may come by way of summer transfers. Because if United continue playing like they have been this season then one would have to assume that there will be more serious investment in the coming transfer window.
The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United were among a flock of top clubs who scouted an exceptionally gifted young Frenchman on Sunday:
Manchester United were among five Premier League clubs represented at Rennes’ match with Lyon on Sunday night.
French wonderkid Ousmane Dembele is understood to be the main object of attention for United who were joined in the stands by scouts from Arsenal, West Ham, Southampton and Stoke City.
The 18-year-old has already bagged nine goals in just 18 appearances for his club, Rennes, this season and the French national team manager Didier Deschamps is suitably impressed:
‘People have talked about him to me for two years. We’ll say that he should be left in peace. Before his hat-trick [against Nantes], he did other things. He’s quick, he has two feet, he can play in three positions in attack, and he’s only going to improve.
‘It is too early? It all depends on the competition, but obviously I’m watching him.’
Manchester United minds will immediately be drawn to Anthony Martial who has been one of the few bright spots for the club during the reign of Louis van Gaal.
Martial will only get better and similar plaudits are currently being handed out for Dembele who is young but hugely talented.
The report also points out that Barcelona are hot on the trail of the youngster and have reportedly put in a bid of £27m for the Frenchman.
Barcelona are reputed to have offered £27million for the young forward in a bid to sign him this summer.
This would naturally be a very tempting offer for the player but Manchester United could try to lure him with the promise of regular first-team football that Barcelona would be unable to offer in the short-term, with the likes of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and Neymar in their prime.
And we do feel that whilst Louis van Gaal has got his tactics wrong at Manchester United the club is only a couple of players short of having a really top team once more. And it’s in the forward areas that we believe that United should be looking to invest this summer.
So perhaps another exciting youngster could be on the menu. We have found a few of his highlights for you to have a look at. Enjoy!